#AceWorldNews says that latest reports from the Ukraine that Russian Flags have been hoisted at major cities.
Also Ukraine’s acting president Aleksandr Turchinov has appointed Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky as the new Navy Chief, according to an order published Saturday.
Reportedly, the previous Navy commander resigned Friday.
Ukraine’s acting president signed a decree on Saturday declaring the appointment of a pro-Russia premier in the Crimea region illegal.
Sergey Aksyonov was appointed in Crimea this week after armed men took over the regional parliament. The presidential decree said the decision had violated the Ukrainian constitution. It gave no details. (Reuters)
Russian flags have also reportedly been raised in the cities of Melitopol, Yevpatoria and Mariupol.
Ukraine’s border service is taking “urgent steps” to prevent the “seizure” of its sea watch base and ships located in Sevastopol, Itar-Tass reports, citing the service’s press office.
“All the ships are going to sea ready for action,” the service added.
The alert signal came after several armed people were reportedly seen not far from the base.
Thousands protest in the eastern city of Kharkov against the self-proclaimed authorities in Kiev.
Protesters tried to seize the regional governor’s headquarters and some broke in and raised the Russian flag.